Testimonials

“I really enjoy ESSENTRICS Aging Backwards! I love the variety of standing, floor and chair. I also like it when Karen tells us what area the movements are working and how that helps us! Karen is a great instructor!” —Linda 

“I met Karen attending her yoga class several years ago. I was excited when Karen decided to became a Certified ESSENTRICS Instructor. Karen teaches ESSENTRICS with enthusiasm for the program and a focus on student safety.   Following the simple sequences of the ESSENTRICS program with Karen, I’ve seen an improvement in my overall balance, posture, & joint mobility.”—Marty

Thank you Karen Mackey for using your gift of teaching Essentrics to help me get healthier!” —Shannon

“Essentrics has been a great and gentle antidote to a desk job. It sounds counter intuitive but it doesn’t feel like you’re doing anything and results are FAST. An added bonus, Karen is an awesome instructor.” —Denise

“I was only somewhat familiar with Essentrics prior to starting classes with Karen. I have learned there are so many benefits. I appreciate that much of the focus is on my capabilities and needs in class. If I have a sore shoulder, for example, Karen will let me know how to modify moves so that I benefit from class without further aggravation to the painful shoulder. I always feel stronger and more flexible after I have done and Essentrics class.” —Virginia

“Essentrics has helped ease my chronic shoulder pain and allowed me greater freedom of movement. It has also helped improve my golf game because I am more flexible, especially in my low back. In general, Essentrics helps me feel better all over, from my hands to my feet.” Brian

“Essentrics offers a hopeful alternative for the millions of people who suffer from chronic pain. Essentrics uses simple exercise techniques that can gently interrupt and reverse the cycle of pain and physical deterioration. The beauty of the program is its balance of stretching and strengthening every part of the body from the fingers to the toes  It leaves no stone unturned as every part of the body gets attention, and restores harmony as it brings the body back in tune with itself. In my personal experience of Essentirics, I have become noticeably stronger and more flexible. My chronic pain is now gone. We are fortunate to have this treasure, and it is up to each of us to make use of it.”

Helene M. Langevin, MD, Professor in Residence of Medecine, Harvard Medical School. (Excerpt: Foreward, Forever Painless by Miranda Esmonde-White, p. ix)